Late-ish into the HearthStone beta

Yehaw! Some emails are just plain exciting to get. As I download, play, and get all mushy (hopefully) about HearthStone, I’ll post follow-up. I’ll also have to read the T&Cs to see what I’m allowed to say, in case any caveats are still in place (ahem).

As a person who generally has no time for physical collect-a-card based games (like Magic TG) I am looking forward to how this game makes me feel. I’d go as far as to say I’m a collectable card game hater. I am a keen gamer though and I can see this game as real avenue where casual based play would entice players to spend real money on cards.

That is the spin for HearthStone from what I understand now, the cash you spend will get you bonuses far faster, far better decks, which in turn (I assume) gives far more leverage to the win-loss ration which I read is a key metric for rewards. A game with a pay-to-win from the outset isn’t something that I’d first accept as a casual player, bu then perhaps it make a huge difference because it is isolated and set from the get-go.

So this should be interesting. I’ll certainly have to get my ipad back, as that type of interface is very likely where I’ll do all my testing.

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Timeless Isle Pirate Ship, Goodie Bag tip

gleaming-treasure-satchelA quick tip for the folks trying to get each and every little chest and bag in WoW’s 5.4 Timeless Isle – for the Pirate Ship with the goodie bag hanging from the mast (a.k.a. the Gleaming Treasure Satchel).

If you know the bag, it is hanging way out on the end of a mast.

The trick is to run around to the rear upper deck, then jump up onto the side wall of the ship. Then mount up and use the mount’s extra jump range to jump into the middle of the mast area. Then dismount and walk out to it.

Simple. Happy Killing, TyphoonAndrew.